Dumbbell Nebula (with Smart Histogram Brain used)

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Dumbbell Nebula (with Smart Histogram Brain used)

Post by Menno555 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:07 pm

M27 Dumbbell Nebula / The Netherlands in Bortle 8

Finally a clear night :) Not perfect but good enough.
Here my first capture of the Dumbbell Nebula and also first use of the Optolong L-Pro multiband filter.
Full 4000px version on https://i.imgur.com/PbCGqjg.jpg

Also for the first time: I used the Smart Histogram Brain settings ;) The camera makes the difference: with the Zwo ASI385MC it just wouldn't work but with the ASI294MC Pro it does. Bigger FOV, gathering more light so stacking is no problem.

Meade LX65 8" f/10 ACF OTA
Ioptron CEM25EC mount (no guiding)
Optolong L-Pro filter
Zwo ASI294MC Pro camera

Captured with SharpCap @ -10 degrees Celcius / Offset 4 / White balance 50/50
157 x 24.2 sec / Gain 121

Stacked in DeepSkyStacker with blacks + flats + dark flats

Processed in PS: Levels, Curves, Shadows/Highlights, color strengthening. Astronomy Tools actions: Contrast enhancement, noise reduction.

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Re: Dumbbell Nebula (with Smart Histogram Brain used)

Post by BlackWikkett » Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:09 pm

Very Nice! 294 is a great camera!
-Chris

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Re: Dumbbell Nebula (with Smart Histogram Brain used)

Post by Menno555 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:48 pm

I just love the 294! I was doubting between this one and the 533 with it's amp glow free ... but really glad I went for the 294: the resolution suits me way better.

Menno

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